AMICAALL Non-profit Jobs – Project Implementation Specialist

Organisation: Alliance
of Mayors and Municipal Leaders’ Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the
Local Level (AMICAALL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Director
About AMICAALL:
The Alliance of Mayors and
Municipal Leaders’ Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level
(AMICAALL) is a network of local authorities, mayors and municipal leaders
committed to supporting sustainable solutions to the HIV and AIDS epidemic at
the local level. Launched way back in 2000, AMICAALL Uganda Programme has
mobilized urban leaders and other stakeholders in the country to recognize the
need to address high HIV prevalence in urban areas in Uganda and the need to
build capacity and coordinate HIV and AIDS responses at the local level.
Job Summary: The Project
Implementation Specialist deputizes the Country Director and acts as key
liaison between project implementation staff and management team. The PIS takes
lead and provides technical support in the development and implementation of
AMICAALL Programmes and projects. He/She is also responsible for coordinating
resource mobilization, planning, budgeting and review of projects to ensure
that they are adequately aligned and contribute towards achievement of AMICAALL
strategic objectives. In addition, He/She provides overall leadership in the
development and execution of program implementation guidelines and standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage
    the development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of AMICAALL
    programmes and projects.
  • Offer
    technical leadership and strategic direction in the achievement of
    AMICAALL project objectives and results
  • Steer
    the development and revision of HIV & AIDS related training
    materials/guidelines
  • Identify
    partner and staff capacity needs programme development and implementation
    and provide targeted technical support to strengthen their expertise in
    these areas
  • Offer
    technical support in designing research concepts and oversee the execution
    of approved studies and project assessments
  • Steer
    the development and review of grant proposals for funding, ensuring that
    they are consistent with RFAs, National Strategic plan for HIV & AIDS,
    National Development Plan, AMICAALL strategy and best practices in Health
    and HIV & AIDS control
  • Work
    in liaison with the Capacity Building and Advocacy Officer to support the
    planning and executing capacity development plans targeting urban Local
    Government Leaders, officials and relevant Civil Society Organisations
    partners.
  • Regularly
    review and approve all project plans and activity implementation plans
    developed by project officers and staff.
  • Review
    routine project reports to ensure timely submission of quality reports to
    the board and development partners.
  • Deputize
    and support the Country Director in ensuring good relationships between
    AMICAALL and its partners, public relations and resource mobilization.
  • Carry
    out any other related task assigned by the Country Director         
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should be a Graduate with a Bachelor of Medicine, Masters in
    public health or any other relevant discipline.
  • Additional
    training in project planning and management and Monitoring and Evaluation
    is an added advantage.
  • At
    least five years’ experience managing health or HIV & AIDS
    programmes/projects implemented by government or NGOs at the National
    level
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of national and international health and HIV
    & AIDS trends, developments and policies.
  • Good
    understanding of the decentralization and management of programs at the
    district level
  • Possess
    excellent negotiation, communication and advocacy skills
  • Excellent
    facilitation and organizational skills
  • Willingness
    to travel up country 30% of the time
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should address their application to: The Country Director;
AMICAALL Uganda Programme, AMICAALL National Coordination Office/ Secretariat,
Ntinda- Ministers Village, Plot 5 Martyrs Road. P.O Box 26323. Kampala-UGANDA
via E-mail to: amicaall@amicaalluganda.org, copy okelloj@amicaalluganda.org or
hard delivered to AMICAALL National Coordination office/ Secretariat, Ntinda-
Ministers Village, Plot 5 Martyrs Road. P.O Box 26323, Kampala- UGANDA
Deadline: 23rd January 2015 by 5:00pm.

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